When people think of New York's islands, they think of Manhattan or Staten Island. But there are more than three dozen other islands scattered throughout the city's waters, each with its own rich history and unique identity. They are home to people, birds, a prison, mansions and national monuments.

They stand alone in the water, yet they are an integral part of New York City.

Choose an island from the menu or the map:


 
City Island
Randall's Island Rikers Island
Roosevelt Island
Liberty & Ellis Islands Governors Island
Broad Channel

   A Production of NYC24 | Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism | May 2003

A Production of NYC24 | Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism | May 2003